BETHANY, W.Va. — Marie E. (Zuberbuehler) DeParis — 1983 Bethany College graduate and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and Big East Conference — will deliver the Keynote Address for the 27th annual Kalon Scholarship Luncheon at Bethany College. The luncheon, to be held March 5, is part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition for incoming freshmen with exceptional academic, leadership and service records.
“It is a pleasure to welcome back to campus a distinguished alumna working at the cutting edge of her field,” stated Bethany College President Scott D. Miller. “The Kalon Scholarship Weekend is a unique opportunity for highly talented future Bethany students to hear from alumni who continue to build upon the foundation of resources, growth and opportunity they established here as undergraduates.”
The Kalon Scholarship Luncheon is held each year at Bethany College as part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship competition. Candidates are chosen from high school seniors across the nation based on demonstrated achievement in leadership, a superior academic record and a required essay on leadership. The College hosts potential scholarship recipients during Kalon Weekend, giving them the opportunity to tour the campus and participate in events such as the luncheon and a variety of leadership seminars. Following the luncheon and Keynote Address, three-person teams composed of a Bethany faculty or staff member, a current Bethany student and an alumnus conduct in-depth interviews of each candidate to complete the evaluation process.
SNY is a regional sports network founded by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Time Warner and Comcast, and available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Dish Network and AT&T U-Verse. The network provides access to the New York Mets, with live games and shoulder programming, 250 hours of year-round, in-depth New York Jets content, and Big East football and basketball games and programs. SNY also airs five nightly sports and entertainment programs from the network’s Manhattan studio.
As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, DeParis oversees SNY consumer marketing, including on-air promotion, advertising, affiliate marketing and sales promotion. She has won a New York Emmy and three ProMaxBDA North America Promotion & Marketing Awards for television commercial campaigns and promotional spots.
Before working with SNY, DeParis served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Sales for the New York Daily News, where she led consumer and trade marketing and served as the Associate Publisher of www.nydailynews.com. She has also worked in management positions at local Fox 5 and My 9 Fox Television stations and Radio City Music Hall Productions in New York. She graduated from Bethany with a degree in communications and French.
DeParis is a member of the ProMaxBDA North America, Women in Sports and Events (WISE) and the WISE Within Mentor Program and serves on the Parent Advisory Council of the Alliance for A Healthier Generation, a nonprofit organization founded by the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.